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Hyundai set to unwrap new family car next year. Could it be the all-new Santro?

It was one of the best selling cars of its times and it is set to make a solid comeback. Hyundai is set to unveil an all-new compact family car next year which is expected to be the return of the Santro. Discontinued in 2014 the Santro, which had been in continuous production since 1998, will fill up a yawning ... Read More »

5 future car technologies that will be commonplace within a decade

Predictions are, by definition, hit or miss. And, if commentators from the 1950s were anything to go by, mostly miss – otherwise, we would all be zipping around in flying cars today. To avoid the same embarrassment, The Peak eschews blind optimism and scours laboratories for promising, nascent technologies, to make educated guesses on what would disrupt the automotive mainstream within 10 ... Read More »

IT Hiring To Be Slower In Future, Says Former Infosys CFO

Hiring in India’s IT sector will be slower in future, says a senior figure in the technology field, who also did not sound optimistic about the industry achieving 7-8 per cent export growth in this fiscal. Former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys, V Balakrishnan, however, appeared positive about the industry’s growth prospects next year. On his assessment of the performance ... Read More »

OC International Auto Show in Anaheim will be all gleaming chrome, with 600 of the newest vehicles on display

Vehicles are on display at a previous OC International Auto Show. Car enthusiats and shoppers will be able to get in various vehicles and even test drive several. The show will be held again at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. (File photo by H. Lorren Au Jr.,Orange County Register/SCNG) More new cars are sold in Orange ... Read More »

Frankfurt auto show: a sneak peek at the cars set to be the stars

The third-generation Bentley Continental GT The 67th International Motor Show in Frankfurt doesn’t open its doors to the public until Sept. 14, but a host of major players including Audi, Bentley, Ferrari and Porsche have already started taking the wraps off cars that are destined to be a huge draw for visitors. Audi will be using the biennial Frankfurt show ... Read More »

The Future Of The Parking Garage May Be Car-Free

Between ride sharing, bike sharing, car sharing, walkability and automated vehicles, the future of the car has never been so uncertain. Designers are looking at the mausoleums we build for them and asking themselves what the parking garage can be used for next. Gensler’s Peter Merwin leads the firm’s national mixed-use practice and spends much of his time figuring out ... Read More »

What Modern American Cars Will Be Collectibles In The Future?

These American monsters will bring big bucks on the auction block in 20 years. It’s fun to sit down with friends and try to predict which cars will eventually go for huge sums at auction when we are old. There are plenty of American cars that have skyrocketed in value like the Cuda, Cobra and the GT40. Even several versions ... Read More »

Additional cess above GST to be removed on used car sales

Earlier Maharashtra had enforced an additional road tax of 2 percent on varying vehicle rates over and above the GST on purchase of new vehicles. This 2 percent cess was to replace the existing octroi duties in the state. NEW DELHI: Good news seems to be in the offing for the used car market. The additional cess of 15 percent that was to be imposed ... Read More »

Additional cess above GST to be removed on used car sales

NEW DELHI: Good news seems to be in the offing for the used car market. The additional cess of 15 percent that was to be imposed on certain categories of second hand vehicles will now not be chargeable, according to a recent notification by the Under-secretary to the Government of India. For instance certain categories of larger vehicles in the above 4 metre range were ... Read More »

Street Lights Of The Future Will Talk To Cars And That May Not Be A Good Thing

Cars won’t just be driving themselves one day—they’ll be communicating things like traffic conditions and the weather with everything else around them. Connected cars will be masses of sensors and outpouring radio signals, but if carmakers aren’t careful, this data sharing will open itself up to hacks and cyber threats detrimental to your personal safety. Traffic lights, street signs and ... Read More »